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Pakistan : a hard country

Author: Anatol Lieven
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this profound and sophisticated analysis of Pakistan's history and its social, religious and political structures, Lieven argues strongly against U.S. actions that would risk destroying that state in the illusory search for victory in Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anatol Lieven
ISBN: 9781610390217 1610390210 9781610390231 1610390237
OCLC Number: 710995260
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Current Interest) 2011
Description: xv, 558 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Land, people, history. Introduction : understanding Pakistan ; The struggle for Muslim South Asia --
Part 2: Structures. Justice ; Religion ; The military ; Politics --
Part 3: The provinces. Punjab ; Sindh ; Balochistan ;The Pathans --
Part 4: The Taleban. The Pakistani Taleban ; Defeating the Taleban? --
Glossary --
Appendix 1: Chronology of Muslim South Asia --
Appendix 2: Pakistani statistics.
Responsibility: Anatol Lieven.

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Evening Standard, April 21, 2011"The gulf between...the multiple realities most Pakistanis know - and how outsiders perceive their country is wide and deep. Lieven's book is an ambitious and Read more...

 
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